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Barcelona week 6

Time February 19th, 2014 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

I had another amazing week. :)

First, and the most lame, is that I finished watching Game of Thrones with my Dutch friend Martine.

More importantly though, this was one of my favorite weeks and weekends in Barcelona.

On Monday, my boss informed me that I could take home a 24 pack of Estrella Damn. They recently got paid in beer, and had so much that they had no idea what to do with it all, so I lugged that home. I got the weirdest looks on the metro, and people were laughing at me, and I could barely feel my arms, but it was so worth it! Here is also a picture of my (tiny) office. 

On Thursday, I went to an adventure to the beach… again. But I got off at a different stop, and found a port near yachts. I had this amazing view of the beach, the pier, the W, Montjuic, and more. I climbed a fence and found some things from the 1992 Olympics while I enjoyed the view of the stunning sunset. 

On Valentine’s Day, I had dinner with Martine, Josefina, and Silvana. We celebrated being single with Italian food and Nutella crepes. We were dressed up nicely and even had two groups of desperate single men cat call us.

On Saturday, Martine, Stephanie, Silvana, Josephina, and I all went to the Bunkers Del Carmel! This is an old Spanish fort built during the Spanish Civil War, and it is on top of a mountain in the middle of the city. It has the best view of the entire place, and is even free. It was so awesome and beautiful. We bought stuff to make sandwiches, and then we went there at sunset and had a picnic. Who knew that it would be one of my favorite experiences here? It took 50 minutes to get there, but it was worth it. 

This weekend, I hung out with my residencia friends constantly, and it was so awesome to get to know them even better. We had so much fun! We went out to the clubs Bling Bling once and Opium twice. At Bling Bling, they had a free chocolate fountain, sushi, and a magician. What a good, free night with good friends and good music! At Opium, we met so many random people, danced until 6 am, and got VIP entrance. 

On Sunday, the best thing that happened was that I got a free dinner at CDLC! Ines, Jimena, and I went to CDLC at 10:30 and had a delicious dinner and drinks. We had like 4 courses of sushi, some pita bread and hummus, a noodle bowl, chicken, and then fruit and chocolate for dessert. Then we danced and went and hung out on the beach. We met some really interesting people, too. We were sitting next to this 27 year old Argentinian promoter, and 33 year old Polish woman. The Polish woman had 2 children in Poland, and worked in Poland, but spent every other week in Barcelona just hanging out because she loved it so much. Further, she and the man from Argentina met a year ago after finding out they were half brother and sister! How you can go that many years in your life and not know that information baffles me. But now they live together in Barcelona and are good friends!

Overall, one of the best weeks here, and I can’t wait to see what more will come <3